2012年04月20日

New Moon April 2012

New Moon April 2012

This month's New Moon occurs on April 21, 2012, 4:18 JST (all the timing in this article is to be calculated in JST) at the 2nd degree of Taurus. Since January, we are thinking about degree meanings with Sabian symbols as hints. The symbol related to the New Moon is "An electrical storm". I have explained that to think about degree meaning, we have to geometrically divide sign into smaller units until the width reduces to 1 degree. I follow the way in which a sign is divided first into 3 sections of 10 degrees. Then this 10 degree is further divided into 2 sections of 5 degrees. Finally, this 5 degree section is divided into 5 of each degree. With each dividing operation, we are adding a bit of meaning by assigning a role signified by the number within the small section as a whole. So the 2rd degree of Taurus belongs to the first 1/3 of the sign, first half of the 10 degree and 2nd of the 5 degree section. Let us code this as "1-1-2" in this article. Now let's think about what is the meaning of dividing up to a certain number of parts. Zodiac it self is divided into 12 signs as parts. I think the number 12 symbolize "organizational confinement". So division of 12 implies 12 steps toward growing into organizationally confined whole. In the same way, if we divide something into 3, we are analyzing 3 steps to become grown and characterized (which the number 3 symbolizes). Divide by 2 means analyzing 2 steps to become aware of the theme of the region (which the number 2 symbolizes).

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Then we finally divide the 5 degree area into 5 parts of 1 degree. 5 signifies expression of creativity. So we are thinking about 5 steps to creatively express the theme of the whole 5 degrees area. The first step of those 5 steps (with the first section of Taurus, "A clear mountain stream"), is to simply act out the theme of the area, in this case, you can focus on the theme joining the whole system of nature. The second step, which is where our Sun is this month, is to sense the reaction to the first movement. "An electrical storm" is learning how his action cause reaction of nervous signal. Then the third step is the accumulation of the character of the movement and it's understandings. The symbol "Step up to a lawn blooming with clover" implies that the first realization of nature leads to understanding and active participation to the natural organizational activity. When on 4th step, one tries to appreciate the fruit of organizational activity in a community, sensing constant influence of the result of activities in community. "The rainbow's pot of gold" is the scene of appreciating cultural richness. The fifth step is the creative output of this five degree area. "A widow at an open grave" image in this context is the scene we see widow's will to inherit and continue the culture developed by late husband! This process of five steps are around every degree we analyze with Sabian symbol, so being aware of the context helps focusing the meaning of symbol. And you can try feeling the fundamental organizational activity and its importance, trying to use the Sun's energy this month.

Aspects to the Sun

Several days before the New Moon, the Sun opposed Saturn and leader might have faced responsibility and felt urge to make things happen. After the New Moon, the Sun will touch Neptune and Mars and then Pluto from 4/22 through 4/29 and various leaders might plough forward with imaginary vision of ideal or foe.

After this, the Sun will touch relatively inactive Jupiter on 5/13. Fermented philosophy might be expressed around this time in order to get the big picture of society.

Aspects among the rest of the planets

There are no important exact aspect of note among outer planets for this Moon month, but the influence of Saturn trine Neptune translated by the Sun and Uranus square Pluto translated by Mercury might come forward and color the scene.

The first inner planet to look at is Mercury, whose effect is strongly felt throughout this month because of its conjunction with Uranus at the timing of New Moon (exact on 4/23). Then Mercury continues its action as mediator between Uranus and Pluto till 4/25, picking up various issues to talk about through media or internet. Basically, the underlying theme is individual expression v.s. organizational transformation (trying to establish new ways to be responsible, accountable or sociable in a society or between organizations). On 5/4, Mercury sextiles Venus to brush up the idealism growing and then from 5/6 to 5/11, Mercury translates light between Saturn and Neptune, the idealism gains real target and will collect sighs of people and grow. And on 5/14, the idealism will be expressed with powerful (and possibly defensive) words as Mercury touches with Mars and Pluto forming grand trine.

Next let's look at what Venus is up to. The first contact it makes is with Mercury as explained above. After that, Venus will change its direction on 5/15, and make no major contact with other planets for the rest of the moon month. About the effect of Venus retrograde, we will talk later in the next section.

Next, let us talk about Mars which symbolizes the application of energy and putting things into action. The last month we have talked about the aspect with Venus and turning direct, around 4/8-14. In my case, there are a lot of new groups started forming in this period to learn astrology! While we were feeling threat of missile launching by North Korea and other anxiety, we felt a lot of ideal vision of the future to pursuit! Now this month, after the New Moon, Mars will have a contact with the Sun on 4/24 adding the positive force to the movement generated by leaders (while causing a lot of talk, as we have talked about in the Mercury section). Then the talk will grow into strong assertion as Mars touches Mercury and Pluto from 5/14 to 5/17. It is formed within earth signs so there are a lot of down to earth propositions pursued and persisted.

Planets which change direction or sign

Planets other than Sun and Moon sometimes change their direction of apparent movement seen from the earth. When a planet changes its direction, it moves slowly and may leave its mark on various social events in the world. Within this Moon month, the planets changing their directions are Venus. Venus will start its retrograding motion from 5/15 until 6/27, being in the sign of Gemini longer than usual. Venus is related with sense of beauty and making relationship. While retrograding, people tend to revitalize one's own sense of beauty through various ways (Gemini). Especially, communications with past friends and associates would bring important value back to your life.

And planets, especially those that move slowly, change their signs in sync with shifts in corresponding profile of social or collective psychology. Within this Moon month, no planet among the planets which travel slower than the earth changes its sign.

During this Moon month, keeping the points I have raised above, let's try to use our Taurian Sun's nature-should-prosper energy by sensitively feeling nervous activities inside the system (body or organization). It should be interesting to observe those symbols reflected in the real socio-situations in the world.
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